Category:Greenstone

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Greenstone 
Green-coloured stones (serpentine etc.) with symbolic value, notably in Mesoamerican and Māori cultures
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Greenstone [Māori: pounamu] is the common name of a number of varieties of the green-hued minerals. They may include jade (nephrite), bowenite [Māori: tangiwai]) or others.

Greenstone was used for making sharp tools in the Stone Age across the world, just like flint. The Māori of New Zealand also used to make tools, weapons and ornaments. Nowadays greenstone carving is an industry, following often traditional shapes from ancient Māori culture (Māoritanga).

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